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Ethernet power over adapter and small TV

by aalake / February 5, 2014 9:21 AM PST

Hello: I have a home network I created with power over adapters which I read about a couple of years ago here on Cnet. They are Zyxel and were on sale. They work great. I have my desktop computer, (Dell XPS-Windows 8), my daughter's computer in another room and a Sony TV with Google TV on it and an Ethernet port in my bedroom - this is the computer I am inquiring about. I get Netflix and other stuff and it all works fine. I only have one complaint: I can't get HBO Go (which I subscribe to) because this TV is no longer supported by HBO GO and/or Google for this model - NSX-24GT I've given up on the model and I'm looking around for other options. Another TV with Ethernet capabilities, a media player with broadband, a thing like Chromecast which would use WiFi instead - but keep using the broadband for the other stuff. The TV has 4 HDMI ports. Any suggestions?

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Yes. Roku.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2014 9:27 AM PST
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WiFi or Ethernet?
by aalake / February 6, 2014 1:06 AM PST
In reply to: Yes. Roku.

Thanx for your answer. My TV works great with Google TV on Ethernet for everything except HBO GO. Are you suggesting I don't use this at all and switch to Roku hooked up to the broadband or use it as a WiFi connection in addition to the broadband? Just for HBO & MAX GO? Or get an switch to go back and forth on Ethernet? Don't care about the cost of the Roku because I have an unused Christmas gift card to Best Buy.

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Here's the deal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2014 1:11 AM PST
In reply to: WiFi or Ethernet?

I've yet to find TV makers issue upgrades, new apps (unless they feel they can make big bucks) and such for even 2 year old TVs. Your reply seems to and I'm just guessing here that you thought I would know how to fix find load some update. Sorry no. But I do know TV and appliance makers.

As to switch back and forth, why not run your Ethernet to some 4 port hub at the back to the set and then you have Ethernet for TV, Roku and other things?

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